Do you think that if you walk in closed shoes in the winter and almost no one sees your feet, you can forget about pedicure? No matter how it is. Without careful care of stops, you risk catching a fungus, which is not so easy to get rid of. We tell how to avoid this trouble.Nail fungus on legs
Wear suitable footwearDo you like to show off your model shoes? Unfortunately, it can cause fungal infection, as close pads contribute to the accumulation of moisture. Even if you want to look stylish, when choosing shoes in the first place, pay attention to the comfort of the foot. Catch life, how to choose the right size: boots or shoes with a hard shoe is better to buy in the evening, because for a day the leg naturally swells a little.
If you have a strict dress code in your office that requires you to wear heels, try using special silicone inserts: with them, the leg will be in a more natural position. By the way, socks and synthetic shoes increase the sweating of the feet, so it's better to give preference to natural materials.
Feed rightDo not forget that beauty comes from within. Proper nutrition is needed not only for you, but also for your nails - with a lack of vitamins they become dull and brittle.
Be sure to include vitamin A in the diet - there are a lot of it in red Bulgarian pepper, chicken eggs, broccoli, nuts (especially in walnuts and almonds), sea fish, liver and milk. Do not forget about the group of vitamins B, especially it is worth to lean on B6 and B12. They can be obtained from red meat, fish, chicken liver, sunflower seeds and mushrooms. And vitamin C and nails will strengthen, and you will make more resistant to infections. So chew cabbage, celery, kiwi, parsley and citrus.
And nails for beauty and health need micronutrients: zinc (it's a lot in dried fruits, cheese, shrimp and cashew nuts), selenium (black bread, tomatoes, onions, garlic, herring, seafood), iodine (sea kale, persimmon, seafood, watercress) and calcium (bananas, dairy products, halva, sesame, bread with bran).
Maintain hygieneFungus can be transmitted by contact method, it is especially easy to spread in swimming pools, public baths, gyms and spa-zones. However, adherence to elementary rules of hygiene significantly reduces the risk of contracting. For example, try not to walk barefoot in such institutions.
Sure, you yourself know perfectly well, but still remember: wash your feet with soap every day. And be sure to wipe them dry, especially between your fingers and especially if you plan on putting on socks or closed shoes immediately after the shower. By the way, the towels that you use day in and day out can also be a favorable environment for the propagation of harmful fungus. So change them more often (preferably every 3 days) and wash at a temperature of 60 degrees.
If you wear shoes made of natural materials, but your feet persist all the same, pay attention to socks and pantyhose. They are also better to choose from natural fibers. And, of course, you need to wash regularly - do not wear the same pair for two days in a row!
Remember the salon proceduresBeauty salons offer many procedures that can strengthen the nails and give them a well-groomed appearance. One of the most effective specialists is called sealing with wax. It contains propolis and resins, as well as useful vitamins and minerals. Nail plates are first cleaned, and then polished with a special composition.
Another useful procedure - a hot manicure. Nails are placed in a warm vitamin composition, and thanks to the expansion of pores, vitamins penetrate the nail plate more easily.
Restore nails and help a special biogel - hypoallergenic and non-toxic coating of a new generation on the basis of useful natural ingredients, including resin trees and protein. Biogel makes the nails even and strong, it can be used as a protective coating or for nail extensions as a more sparing alternative to shellac and gel varnish.
If the fungus is overtakenUnfortunately, sometimes even despite all precautions, the circumstances are not in our favor - and now you notice the symptoms that hint at the nail fungus. The first thing to do in this case is to consult a doctor. If the laboratory analysis confirms the diagnosis, the professional will prescribe appropriate therapy. One of the means for treating the fungus in an easy stage is Exorolphin lacquer , which acts even against rare infectious agents. It, by the way, will approach and for preventive maintenance - for example, if you visit a pool or at someone from members of a family a fungus. Use it simply and conveniently, it is possible to apply under a decorative varnish, and only 1-2 times a week.
However, the pace of modern life is so high that it is not always possible to pay attention in time to health problems. If you noticed the fungus at a later stage, when the nails have already clearly begun to turn yellow, crumble and dissolve, and the peri-nasal roller is swollen, urgently run to a specialist! This is not just a cosmetic defect, but a medical problem. The fungus spreads and can affect the skin around the nail, which is fraught with serious problems. If you long ignore the symptoms and start the disease, the treatment can take several months. So the sooner you start treatment, the more likely that you will complete it before the start of the beach season.
Preparations for the treatment of fungus are selected by a specialist depending on the type of infection. For example, with fungal lesions of nails and skin helps to fight the drugs with the active substance naphthiphine, which was discovered 40 years ago by the Austrian company Sandoz Research Institute.
The product is available in the form of a solution and cream. The solution is suitable for combating the fungus of nails: it penetrates deeply into the nail and attacks the fungus from the inside, creating a high concentration of the active substance in the lesion.